All Posts Tagged With: "UNP"

(UNP) Railroad Industry Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Consistent with the current macroeconomic trends, railroads started the year on a mixed note. Going by the rail traffic report for the first quarter 2013, growth in automotive and petroleum products’ shipments was steady while coal and grain shipments continued to cast a shadow over the rail freight...

15May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CNI) Canadian National Railway and Coalspur Mines Sign Agreement

One of the leading Canadian railroads, Canadian National Railway Company (CNI) has entered into a multi-year agreement with Coalspur Mines Limited. The agreement involves a 7-year contract for transporting thermal coal from Coalspur’s...

30Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Retains Neutral Tag

On Feb 15, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), reflecting its diversified business base, favorable pricing gains and high customer satisfaction level. However, the sluggish economic growth,...

2Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BAC) Stock Market News for February 14, 2013 – Market News

Benchmarks finished mixed following a small increase in retail sales and marginally upbeat earnings reports. The State of the Union speech from U.S. President Barack Obama focused on infrastructure spending, economic growth and employment. Industrial stocks were the major gainer among the top 10 S&P...

14Feb2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AAPL) Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Season Gets Into High Gear – Earnings Preview

The fourth quarter reporting season gets into high gear this week, with 253 companies coming out with quarterly results, including 83 S&P 500 companies. The earnings season thus far has been relatively uneventful, but we will have a better idea by the end of this week; by then we will have seen...

20Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Railroad Stock Outlook – January 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Railroads continue to benefit from the ongoing highway conversion due to their cost effectiveness over truckloads. Currently, rail intermodal services are considered as one of the most fuel-efficient modes of freight transportation, and therefore remain the backbone of the railroad freight business. Year...

13Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific on a Neutral Lane

We maintain a long-term Neutral recommendation on Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), one of the leading freight railroads in the U.S. The company continues to remain on its growth trajectory benefiting from its diversified business...

18Dec2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ETF) Stock Market News for October 15, 2012 – Market News

Benchmarks lost their initial gains to end mostly flat as apprehensions about contracting profits of financial bellwethers dented investor sentiment on Friday. At the close of the trading session on Friday, markets recorded their worst weekly performance in four months. Benchmarks had started on a...

15Oct2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KFT) Did They Make the Right Pick in Dow 30 Shakeup?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, arguably the most famous and oft-quoted benchmark of American stock performance, will be swapping one of its components in one week’s time. The index will be removing Kraft Foods (KFT) and putting...

18Sep2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Railroad Stock Outlook – September 2012 – Industry Outlook

Following stellar first quarter results, railroads continued on a growth trajectory and delivered fairly good second quarter results in an otherwise subdued economy. During this period, the industry leveraged its operating capabilities, improving service metrics and improving cost management to counterbalance...

15Sep2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Beats Bottom Line

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) reported second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $2.10 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.96 as well as the year-ago earnings of $1.59. Better-than-expected earnings came on the...

23Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KSU) Kansas City Southern Beats on Revenues

Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported first quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of 75 cents, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 72 cents. The earnings figure jumped 29.3% year over year from 58 cents driven...

7May2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KSU) Railroads Hit by Coal Concerns

After lower coal production forecasts by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), railroads are again worried about the proposed regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for power plants across 27 states. The proposed guideline –– Carbon Pollution Standard for New...

5Apr2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Railroad Industry Stock Outlook – February 2012 – Industry Outlook

The U.S. Freight Railroads performed exceptionally well in 2011 despite difficult weather conditions and an extremely volatile U.S. economy. Solid commodities volumes, effective cost management, and improved rail efficiency helped U.S railroads to continue their strong performance. The railroads...

5Feb2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Exits 2011 on a High

Before the opening bell, the U.S. railroad giant Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) reported its fourth quarter fiscal 2011 adjusted earnings of $1.99 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.81 as well as the year-ago earnings...

21Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Railroads Avert Labor Strike

An anticipated labor strike looming over the U.S. freight railroad industry has been finally forestalled after the intervention of U.S. Republican House leaders. The alarming possibility of a 90-day labor strike came to a halt when U.S. legislative authorities intervened to restrict any service disruption. The...

7Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Railroads Avert Labor Strike

An anticipated labor strike looming over the U.S. freight railroad industry has been finally forestalled after the intervention of U.S. Republican House leaders. The alarming possibility of a 90-day labor strike came to a halt when U.S. legislative authorities intervened to restrict any service disruption. The...

5Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CSX) CSX Launches Carbon Calculator

CSX Corporation (CSX) has introduced an improved Carbon Calculator to aid its customers in making supply chain decisions. The Calculator will compare carbon emissions by freight rail with long-haul trucks over similar routes and provide...

30Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CSX) CSX Corporation Analyst Offers Continued Cautious Outlook

Despite disturbances to demand levels from the ongoing economic upheaval, CSX Corp. (CSX) continues to post strong year-over-year growth backed by a favorable pricing momentum. We remain encouraged by the company’s segment...

30Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) reported excellent financial results for the third quarter of 2011 despite facing several challenges, such as extreme heat, floods, late harvest, and reduced shipment of containers. Both revenue and EPS was...

28Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Raises Dividend

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP), the largest class 1 freight railroad operator in the U.S., has decided to increase its shareholders’ wealth. Yesterday, the Board of Directors of Union Pacific have authorized to raise its quarterly dividend...

28Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Corporation Earnings Scorecard

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) reported strong third quarter 2011 financial results with both revenue and earnings per share (EPS) exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Third Quarter Highlights Quarterly...

10Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AAPL) A Busy Week Ahead – Earnings Preview

Earnings Preview 10/14/11 While the earnings season kicked off this past week, only 38 firms reported. The game really gets under way next week, when we will get reports from 336 firms, including 99 members of the S&P 500. Thus, by the end of the week we will have a very good idea...

17Oct2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ANR) U.S. Railroads See Coal Demand Worries

Despite the impacts of inclement weather and staggering fuel prices, U.S. Railroads saw strong momentum in the first half of 2011 primarily driven by higher coal volumes. Coal shipments, which accounted for approximately 40% of the total railway shipment, led to positive market sentiments. However,...

23Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) U.S. Railroad Stock Outlook – September 2011 – Industry Outlook

The U.S. Freight Railroads have been able to keep up the momentum despite facing unusual weather conditions and an extremely volatile U.S. economy. Solid commodities volumes, healthy demand for coal and improved efficiencies are helping the railroads to continue their strong performance. The...

21Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Reports Excellent Second Quarter

U.S. railroad giant Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) reported second quarter net income at a record-high of $785 million or $1.59 per share, compared with $711 million or $1.40 in the year-ago quarter. EPS also beat the Zacks Consensus...

7Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(AAPL) 2011 Second Quarter Earnings Preview – Detailed

Earnings Preview 7/15/11 Second quarter earnings season is now under way, but things really start to move into high gear next week. There will be 348 firms reporting, and 108 of those are in the S&P 500. By next...

18Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(OSG) Transportation Sector Rated by ValuEngine

Below, we present the latest data on leading Transportation Sector stocks from our  Institutional software package (VEI).   These results were filtered by market price and volume–no results below 3$/share or less than 100k shares/day volume. Top-Five Transportation...

11Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) U.S. Railroads Facing Lawsuit

Yesterday, in a major development, which may have a far reaching consequence, the Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC sued two major U.S. freight railroads, Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (BNSF). Privately...

9Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares

We reaffirm our long-term Neutral recommendation on Union Pacific Corp. (UNP). The company reported mixed financial results in the first quarter of 2011. Revenue easily beats the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while EPS fell below it. In...

5Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued